Statement and Argument

Directions to SolveEach question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.Give answer:
  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.

Q1: Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment? Arguments:
  1. Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally.
  2. No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.

A Both I and II are strong

B Neither I nor II is strong

C Either I or II is strong

D Only argument II is strong

E Only argument I is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: The Constitution of India has laid down the doctrine of 'equality before the law'. So, argument II holds strong. Also, we cannot judge the intentions of a person behind committing a crime, So, argument I is vague.

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